In other reviews, I’ve raved about the ways Hawk includes diversity in his fiction. For this series, I’ve found something else to adore — the effortless way that the reader is absorbed in the worldbuilding with no awkward breaks for exposition or the dreaded info-dump. Could there be a bit more explanation for some things? Sure, but that has more to do with my own curiosity than the actual needs of the story being told.

I’m a complete cat person, so it should come as no surprise that I adore Cicero. Even his human actions/mannerisms show his feline side without ever verging into the ridiculous. Tom is a perfect counterpoint to him, and their blossoming relationship in the midst of a police investigation was lovely to enjoy.

I look forward to reading more of this series and exploring the world further. Both the prequel short story and the next book in the series are already purchased and queued up, and I can’t write any higher praise than that.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

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